A neuroma is a painful swelling of nerve tissue. In the foot, the most common place to develop a neuroma is between the third and fourth toes in the ball of the foot and the condition is usually caused by compression and irritation from the surrounding metatarsal bones, and injury, other foot deformities, or even from tight shoes. Symptoms can include pain, burning, tingling or numbness in one or more toes, or even the sensation that the sock is balled up in the shoe.

Taking into consideration the physical examination, imaging tests, and the patient’s history of his or her symptoms, and patient’s lifestyle, Dr. Schottenstein will help determine the best course of treatment to help alleviate the pain from your neuroma and recommend ways to prevent symptoms from returning in the future.